Serbia: Nils Muižnieks voices fears over war victims’ reparations

“The issue is of the utmost importance for the on-going process of achieving social cohesion as well as justice and a lasting reconciliation in the region as a whole,” the Commissioner for Human Rights declares in his letter to Aleksandar Vulin, Minister for Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs.

Court dismisses complaint that Netherlands peacekeepers should have been prosecuted for Srebrenica conduct

The applicants, relatives of men killed in the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995, imputed criminal responsibility to three Netherlands servicemen who were members of the UN peacekeeping force.

Venice Commission legal experts raise alarm over draft modifications to Azerbaijan’s constitution

A preliminary opinion by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts criticizes draft modifications to Azerbaijan’s constitution. These changes will be put to a national referendum on Monday 26 September.

Netherlands: Court set for ruling on complaint lodged by relatives of Srebrenica massacre victims

In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces overran the UN-designated “safe area” of Srebrenica and its environs. Thousands of civilians converged on a Netherlands controlled compound, seeking safety. The case concerns the deaths of Rizo Mustafić, Ibro Nuhanović and Muhamed Nuhanović on or shortly after 13 July.

Viewpoint: Valeriu Nicolae – Football embraces the fight against anti-gypsyism

In his first ‘Viewpoint’ article, Valeriu Nicolae, the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Roma Issues, discusses his experience of the transformative power of football for young Roma children.